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Cupping: How it enhances recovery and sports performance

Just last month, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson shared his first cupping therapy experience with his Instagram followers, showing off his back full of reddish purple round cupping marks. ‘Looks more gnarly than it feels, but overall I enjoyed the therapy,’ he wrote.. 

Many celebrities and professional athletes have embraced cupping therapy in recent years. A famous example is Michael Phelps– he appeared at the 2016 Rio Olympics with cupping marks all over his back and shoulders, prompting an increase in awareness of this recovery method. 

So what is cupping therapy? And what draws people to try this out? 

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What does it mean to have a cold womb

Have you ever wondered why Chinese elders or TCM physicians always give the same old advice not to drink cold water, especially to women during their menstrual periods?

Having a cold womb is a very common phenomenon in Singapore. This is due to the bad habits cultivated from living in a warm summer weather throughout the year. Most people tend to indulge in iced beverages, “cold” food like salads and sushi, staying in air-conditioned rooms for long hours and wearing trendy clothes that expose a lot of skin  like crop tops and mini skirts/shorts. These lifestyle habits may eventually lead to a cold womb.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Botanical hair tonic is a rising trend: A breakdown of PULSE Hair Tonic

The use of herbal hair tonics, amongst other medicinal options, have been rising in popularity to combat hair loss due to its safety and ease of use. Chinese herbs have a long history of treating hair and scalp conditions such as premature greying of hair, hair loss and weakened scalp. 

Our hair tonic is formulated by concentrating a family of herbal actives and enriched with smoothing oils to increase hair density, promote healthy scalp and prevent hair loss. We break down the benefits of the combination of these herbs in the hair tonic.

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Chinese New Year Health Tips 2021

Chinese New Year is a time for family, friends, and of course, food! With all the feasting and endless treats, it may be tempting to indulge this festive season. Physicians Charlotte and Klaryce are here to share how popular CNY foods can affect your body from a TCM perspective, and how to take care of our health amidst the festivities! 

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How to get rid or prevent Heel Pain (足跟/底痛)

Have you experienced the following: 

  • Feeling pain at the heel or bottom of the feet when you first stand in the morning after waking up or after sitting for long periods of time.
  • Pain is sometimes described as a knife or pin sticking into the bottom of the feet.
  • The pain decreases after a few minutes of walking.

For some people, the pain returns after walking for a long period. 

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Chinese Medicine for hair loss: How does it work?

As the saying goes “our mood depends on how good our hair looks”. Having healthy hair not only makes us feel great, it also gives us confidence in our daily lives and social interactions.

But what happens when our hair begins to fall out and our luscious locks are not what they used to be anymore?

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Frozen Shoulder (冻结肩 )

What is Frozen Shoulder?

Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition characterised by pain, stiffness and restriction of motion in the shoulder joint. It usually starts with pain, especially with movement of the shoulder. You may have difficulty executing simple daily actions like combing hair, wearing clothes or reaching for something on a high shelf.  

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Optimise Your Peak Performance In Sports Through TCM

With competition amongst athletes getting fiercer than ever, more and more athletes are looking for alternatives like TCM to enhance sporting performance. Intensive workout can lead to muscle soreness, strain, sprain or even trigger old injuries.

Physician Klaryce shares with us how TCM can help to speed up the process of recovery and regulate overall body wellness to improve the athletic capacity of the body.

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Understanding Cough and its Remedies

Coughing is your body’s natural reaction to clear irritants in your throat and airways. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory, the lungs are delicate organs and are most susceptible to be affected by external pathogens or factors.

Physician Kang Ting shares with us acupoints that can help relieve the symptoms and other lifestyle tips.

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